Judaism is not a spectator sport. Jews find fulfillment when we participate in community. Membership at CBI is an experience of lasting friendships, stimulating learning, meaningful worship, and the peace that comes with finding a spiritual home. Regular membership also includes burial rights in our cemetery in Clarksburg and the services of our volunteer Hevra Kadisha (Burial Society).
Membership dues are set, but no one is ever turned away from CBI for financial reasons. As of January 1, 2008, family dues are $1,320 per year or $2,000 for sponsor family membership and individual dues are $660 or $1000 for sponsor individual membership. Seasonal memberships are available for part-time residents of the Northern Berkshires.
New CBI members contribute to the congregation's Building Fund, which is used solely for building maintenance and for any expansion that may be necessary for the future growth of our congregation. The assessment is $1,500, payable over three years. Extensions may be granted in cases of need.